Monday, December 8, 2008

One of these things is not like the other.

One of these things just doesn't belong.

Can you find it?

Is it the overbearing presence of vinyl?

Or maybe, Yoda, it is?

The graffiti covered baby Jesus?

My grandma would say the Three Kings. Because everybody knows they don't make it to the stable until January 6th [she still makes them travel though her entire dining room before they finally make it to the Nativity on the Epiphany].

But I think it's this guy:

The holy badger. I've had this Nativity scene since my preteen years and I still can't figure out what this guy is doing there.
I'm pretty sure they're weren't any badgers in Bethlehem.

I don't even know if he's really a badger. He could be a Christmas koala? Or maybe, a bear, lost in the desert after a wrong turn on the tundra?

Truth is, I kind of feel sorry for the little guy. Just look at the way he hangs his pokey little head in and shame. He's even getting the evil eye from the king on the far right. And that donkey? We all know full well he's being a total ass.

Poor thing. Maybe he's a black sheep...uh, literally.

What do you think?


Meredith@MerchantShips said...

Hmmm. It is a little hard to decipher.

I love the rustic handhewn look of your Nativity. Very handsome!

emily the mom said...

I know, I've always loved it too! Thanks Meredith!

Its very tiny though, and unfortunately baby jesus got a little too close to one of my 5 year olds and a pen ealier this season!

I have a guess today for a Ram, which i thought might be accurate??

jfarls said...

I'm still working on Yoda being in the Nativity. LOVE IT!